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Chris Crowell
August 27, 2018

Shadow Costs: How Outdated Local Processes Stifle the True Solar Market

While PV technology has made considerable gains in terms of cost reduction and increased efficiency over the last decade, often the bureaucracy surrounding it has not. Government often gets credit for growing the solar market through subsidies, but this ignores regulatory hurdles in the way of project completion such as old timey zoning laws, overly burdensome permitting practices, and time-consuming interconnection policies. All of that sticky red tape can stifle PV growth. Check out this guest post from Solar Builder magazine to find out what's being done to overcome these obstacles.

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Chris Growell, Managing Editor, Solar Builder magazine
Chris Crowell
Managing Editor, Solar Builder magazine

Chris Crowell is the managing editor of Solar Builder magazine as well as the editor and co-founder of Craft Brewing Business. Chris has been an editorial director and writer in business-to-business publishing for more than 10 years, covering a wide variety of specialized industries, from hotel management to title insurance. He earned his master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University in 2009.